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Tuesday, 4th May 2021

Fatal Road Traffic Collision at Hackballscross - Garda appeal for witnesses

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Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N53 near Hackballscross, Co. Louth this morning Tuesday, 4th May 2021 at approximately 10.30am.

The collision involved two cars and a lorry. The driver of one car, a male aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Coroner was notified and his body was taken to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

The scene is currently preserved for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

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Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N53 near Rassan, Hackballscross between 10am and 11am this morning, and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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